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with an announcement that it will seek a fine against toyota of $16 million for failing to notify officials . starting as off is dave shepardson of "detroit news." many people saw the headline -- regulators seeking a fine of $16.40 million against toyota. the statement said "if upheld." why does it say that? >> toyota gets to formally denied decide whether it wants to appeal the fine. this is by far the largest ever find that nhtsa has sought to impose. the previous was $1 million against general motors in 2004. the amounts are symbolic, given that these are companies with hundreds of billions of dollars in revenue. $16 million is a rounding error for them. >> what happens next? have you heard from toyota? have you heard from toyota? if it goes@@@ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ is there some history of fines against auto companies? >> it was not until 2000 that fines for increased to $15 million. there are going up at the rate of inflation. with the exception of that 2004 find against general motors, $1 million because they failed to notify nhtsa about when chilled wiper defects in 600,000 vehicles -- the evidence
against toyota of $16 million for failing to notify officials about the sticky pedals on its cars. we will talk about the role of nhtsa with several guests. we will include your phone calls and your twitter messages. we are going to hear from two former safety administration officials, dr. jeffrey runge, who served during the bush administration, and dr. ricardo martinez, who was nhtsa administrator for president clinton. in our last hour, we will get the auto industry perspective with dave mccurdy, and end with clarence ditlow. starting as off is dave shepardson of "detroit news." many people saw the headline -- regulators seeking a fine of $16.40 million against toyota. the statement said "if upheld." why does it say that? >> toyota gets to formally denied decide whether it wants to appeal the fine. this is by far the largest ever find that nhtsa has sought to impose. the previous was $1 million against general motors in 2004. the amounts are symbolic, given that these are companies with hundreds of billions of dollars in revenue. $16 million is a rounding error for them. >> what ha
levied can send a message not just to toyota but around the world about how we are going to enforce our system. the american system versus the european system -- we rely on you to tell us the truth. in other countries to do tight specifications. you bring me a vehicle. we crash it and approve that type of vehicle. you may treat it a little bit. here, you self certify. i have the right as the administrator to take any car off your line at any time. if it does not meet standards, i can shut down your factory. in a capitalist marketplace that is a powerful tool. the recall apparatus is powerful to. they're saying they believe toyota did not tell the truth. you have to have that integrity for the system to work. >> a phone call from new york -- barbara. you are up. >> that you for taking my call. i have two questions. it seems there were sudden acceleration charges made against bmw a few years ago. i do not remember them being treated the same way toyota is being treated. my second question is -- as i understand it, it has not unproven that there is anything wrong with the cars yet. with na
for auto safety. let me begin with the toyota possibility of getting a fine of $64 million from nhtsa. >> it is a well-deserved fine. first of all, toyota brag about saving $100 million in the format -- in the floormat recall. the imposition financially is peanuts. but it is a symbolic message more than a dollar a message. >> if it is peanuts, does congress me to increase the amount that nhtsa is allowed to find? >> absolutely. one judge imposed a $2.40 billion fine last year. the epa has an unlimited cap. if we matched the epa, it would be $25,000 a vehicle, and no cap whatsoever. >> and that is why nhtsa came forth with an unprecedented amount. >> toyota knew the system. they withheld information from the agency. it made the agency look like a regulator that was not very effective. that is really because it does not have the resources and it does not have the legal tools that it needs. when toyota took advantage of that, the agency had no choice but to levy the maximum fine. >> what should congress do to give it what it needs? >> what congress needs to do is to increase the budget b
is that the authority to recall vehicles at toyota rests with people in japan. there is concern within congress that someone in the united states should have an authority. that is something i think foreign companies will potentially object to. i think there will be more requirements on safety devices like break shift override and event data recorders and hiking fines, potentially making the penalties topper -- even criminal penalties for an executive that knowingly failed to recall a vehicle. they did not go that far in 2000. but there is so much outrage in congress. i think there is going to be some action. it is a question of how long that takes. in 2000, the tragic act -- v tead acthe tread act passed in a matter of weeks. >> coming up next, your phone calls, your twitter messages, and we will talk to former nhtsa administrator is -- dr. jeffrey runge and dr. ricardo martinez. first, we want to show more testimony from the current administrator at a house oversight subcommittee last month, where he was questioned by two congressmen about nhtsa oversight and current subpoena power. >> there h
in the days and weeks to come on this issue of toyota and investigations overall? >> where to begin. first, they have brought in at nasa and the national academy of sciences to investigate sudden acceleration. the first one is going to take 15 months looking at whether cosmic radiation or other issues could be at issue. the other is to look at the broader issue -- what is the cause of sudden acceleration, not just in toyota but in others? they're going to continue looking at those 70,000 documents and decide whether toyota followed the rules on the other recalls. they are also looking at complaints on the toyota corolla. you have a multitude of investigations. you also see nhtsa being much quicker to investigate other problems. they just opened a preliminary investigation of 6 million gm vehicles for breaking issues. the other thing we have seen at least three times in the last month -- automakers have stopped selling vehicles were they did not have a fix, which was very rare before. >> transportation secretary ray lahood talked about the investigation going forward in february before a ho
, but the reputation. >> what will be the impact on toyota's image? >> they have real bland loyalty with consumers -- real brand loyalty with consumers. i think they survived, they addressed the problems. recalls are part of a regulatory model that works, because even though there has been an increase in the number of recalls. it is a way to remedy potential defects much sooner than otherwise would be the case. >> how do you think the other car companies are going to react? >> it is a process. there really develop a cooperative, working relationship. the underlying case, like what both a doctor runge and dr. martinez were talking about, they talked about saving lives. it is lower than it was in 1954. they really are making vehicles safer. that is a time when the number of drivers have actually doubled, so there is n nhtsa as a success story -- has a success story here. >> there's an expectation that this is an electronic issue, not necessarily a pedal defect as toyota has said. if it is an electronic issue, to electronic companies need to come forward with their software codes and tell the public
that occur. with toyota, the fact that we are seeing the same sort of issues from other cars from other manufacturers makes you think it could be it is not a floor mat. it could be that there is something in the software or electromagnetic, as nasa is looking at. . . that is where you find if you disregard something that is not in the facts, you could be labeled that you are ignoring. that is not the case. they like to go out and get the problem and solve it. >> we're taking your phone calls this evening about federal oversight. if you want to send this a tweet, go to twittered not, -- twtiter -- twitter.com. >> i just had two quick questions to ask you. did it affect the asian market like it affected the asian market? -- like it affected the u.s. market? is it the sub part parts coming from the asian market? it is not like american steel? >> i do not have the answer of how this has affected the market out of the united states. i would imagine that what is happening is a reflection of what is happening around the world. maybe not with the degree of enthusiasm, but if it is a systemic pr
information. the problem is, the toyota thing in some of these others, [inaudible] the auto industry has@@@@@@@ br$ and the auto industry has put in and -- about giving the codes out so that people can get the correct information. >> dr. martinez? >> well, you know, it is true. at general motors, we first learned about the chip onboard from general motors. we did a crash investigation that cost us $14,000. very concerned. the gentleman had almost pulled out to seat belt. we figured there was a defect. we calculated $14,000. a 22-26-mile-per-hour crash. this thing shouldn't fail. general motors, it turn out the crash was 56 miles an hour. we said where did you do that? we have to put this information in. general motors has always allowed and i think ford, too, to allow anybody to download the information. the other companies, some have said this is proprietary information. they could talk about things like whether they had the brake on or not and speed and things like that. . sh re been concerns about the integrity of the box. if you look at the emergency medical service prov
those words with an announcement that it will seek a fine against toyota of $16 million for failing to notify officials . starting as off is dave shepardson of "detroit news." many people saw the headline -- regulators seeking a fine of $16.40 million against toyota. the statement said "if upheld." why does it say that? >> toyota gets to formally denied decide whether it wants to appeal the fine. this is by far the largest ever find that nhtsa has sought to impose. the previous was $1 million against general motors in 2004. the amounts are symbolic, given that these are companies with hundreds of billions of dollars in revenue. $16 million is a rounding error for them. >> what happens next? have you heard from toyota? if it goes to court, how long would the process take? >> toyota has two weeks to respond and say they will pay the fine or challenge it. nhtsa has to decide if it is going to uphold the fine. if toyota continues to challenge it, they will go to the district court to get a job to uphold it. that process could take several months if toyota decides to fight it. >> the tra
have similar problems like we have seen with toyota that consumers do not know about? >> every manufacturer has a problem. in terms of unintended acceleration, toyota is far and away -- they can't explain what goes wrong, and the government has done investigations with no for it -- floormat. it comes down to electronics. toyota hasn't gotten to the bottom of that, and it does not make sense. >> mark in new york, go ahead. >> am i on? >> you are, go ahead. go ahead with your question or comment. >> i wanted asked about the new cars they had today. i know they have in your bodies and they are small. but i want to know, how come they don't make any cars like he 225 -- the 225 that had the long bodies? . . >> you was on a dirt road, turning onto pavement and as he turned about 15 or 20 miles per hour, thankfully, he did not hit anything because there was nothing to hit. he did not go over a bump, nothing. we immediately -- his airbag went off. onstar came on. i almost took that same truck and would have been out on a double highway if i was in the same situation. he had started t i
to the fine that nhtsa is seeking against toyota -- $16.40 million? >> if the evidence points to the fact that toyota was withholding information from regulators and the public it is appropriate. that fine level is relatively new. it is a new authority from the tread act that was passed in response to the ford at firestone issue -- the ford firestone issue. before that, the fine was down in the hundreds of thousands. we were the first ones to cross that million dollar barrel. ford was slow to report a windshield wiper defect that was a safety threat. going to $16 million, to the full extent of the law, sends a message to the industry that they are serious. >> i read one critics saying that "toyota embarrassed the agency and that is where this is coming from." what do you think? >> the agency's mission oriented. it does not have all of the tools it might need. it is usually outgunned by the global industry. this was critic for a national industry. we transitioned to a global industry. it is trying to maintain the rules. what you do is you find people who have gone over the rules and you ho
" in the marketplace section -- one of several stories regarding toyota and its $16 million fine. they write that the proposed fine, the maximum allowed under law to the car maker, and far exceeding the previous record of $1 million, is the first linked to the recall of more than 8 million cars globally for the gas pedal and sudden- acceleration problems of toyota. you can also see a similar story on the front page of "the financial times." back to the phones. pilot mountain, n.c., on the line for democrats. gary? what do you think about the obama administration said nuclear arms policy? caller: well, i like it. we are trying to live in a peaceful world. we cannot be peaceful if we're not going to treat everyone the same. host:
into question -- -- rational hearings on. yoder recalls have called into question -- on toyota recalls have called into question car safety standards. they will be joined by the president and ceo of the alliance of automobile manufacturers which represents toyota. it begins tonight at 8:00 p.m. on c-span. >> i know with the challenges. we are in a unique position to go to war could what we need is policy makers -- go to war. what we need is policymakers to provide a road map. >> at the news c-span video library, you can research it, watch it, click it, and share it. every c-span program since 1987, the c-span video library, cables latest gift to america. >> now there is a look at a recent survey taken on corporate ceo pay. this is 40 minutes. lublin, managing editor at the "wall street journal." she is here to talk to was about ceo pay and perks. welcome to the program. guest: thank you for having me. host: the article you wrote last week was based on the recession that says it took its toll on wall street as well as everybody else. tell us about this. guest: what the survey showed was that
:30. and the enforcement of safety standards, yesterday the department of transportation fined toyota for failure to correct certain problems. tonight, two former members of the highway traffic administration discussed car safety standards. they're joined by the president and c.e.o. of auto manufacturers which represents toyota. viewers can call in or tweet their questions tonight beginning at 8:00 p.m. live on c-span. >> c-span, our public affairs content is available on television, radio and online, and you can also connect with us on twitter, facebook and youtube and sign up for our scheduled alert emails at c-span.org. >> white house press secretary robert gibbs said today president obama is likely to meet with the chinese president next monday. as world leaders arrive for a nuclear security summit. the value of china's currency could be on the agenda for that meeting. more now on u.s. nuclear policy and other issues. this is 55 minutes. >> the white house will host the nuclear summit here in washington, d.c. i wanted to list for you all a couple different things. first, the 47 countries, inc
? >> we read recently that toyota normally has 34 lobbyist on capitol hill and they are bringing in some actress, as many as 50 lobbyists. everyone is trying to grab the attention of senators. it does not matter whether you're senior or junior, you are in the spotlight. and if you need money to run your reelection campaign, and the cost of the campaign varies according to the size of the state and and media markets that cover that state, but it is not unusual to spend $10 million for campaign every six years, or $20 million, like jon corzine in new jersey's spent $63 million. you figure that out in terms of how much you have to raise per day. and there are thousands of >> -- thousands of dollars per day. how do you keep your sanity? maybe we need to go back to when states were elected by state legislatures, spread all that time and money around. it is a real issue of major concern. >> this is one of the most polarized. odds and terms of politics. that affects the senate heard what you see is the principal causes of that? >> that is the big question. that is the major question. certainly
morning with the last prime minister discussion before the election. tonight, a look at the recent toyota motor co. recalls and the government safety standards. at 8:00, a live program with former safety officials at the national highway safety traffic administration. that is tonight on c-span and [unintelligible] . robert gates said today that potential threats to maintain -- require the u.s. to maintain for strike options for nuclear weapons. the nuclear posture review is a report mandated by congress. he is joined by a hillary clinton and stephen chu. this is about 25 minutes. >> thank you for being with us today. the department of defense is releasing the nuclear posture review, if reports that outline a balanced and comprehensive approach to dealing with the role of nuclear weapons in our national security. i am pleased to have secretary clinton and secretary chu joining us to make this announcement this is indicative of the importance of the issues and the significant of interagency cooperation. both secretaries and the admiral will make brief comments. we will take three or four qu
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lewis. the transportation department will suit toyota -- they will fine to yet for $6 million. congressional meetings have call into question the government enforcement of these standards. two former administrators discuss federal oversight of car safety standards. they are joined by the president and ceo of alliance of automobile manufacturers. they will take your phone calls and tweets tonight at 8:00 p.m. eastern. see the winners of c-span's studentcam video documentary competition. middle and high school students submit it videos on one of the country's greatest strengths. watched the top winning videos every morning on c-span at 6:50 a.m. eastern. at 8:30 a.m., meet the students who made them. for a preview of the winners, visit studentcam.org. >> we are in a unique position to go to war. we make -- we need the policy makers to develop a road map to get it done. >> something about energy policy you would like to talk about? at the new c-span library you can search it and share it. over 160,000 hours of video, every c-span program since 1987. this c-span video library, cab
like it." "sweet are the uses of adversity, which like the toyota, ugly and venomous, wears a precious jewel in his head -- the toad." he is describing the world view he has it been forced to adopt. that is the adversity for which he is found sweet uses, benefits. there is something to be said for the sheer obvious gravity of the challenges we face as a nation. they may even be a providential gift, albeit one in toadline ke disguised. this is an idea that may sound strange. it reminds me of the largely forgotten historian arnold toynbee, a figure of the last century whom no one reads anymore. he argued the dynamic of challenge and response was the chief source of the civilizations greatness. he believed great civilizations of die from suicide rather than murder, which is to say, they die when they lack the will to respond confidently and creatively to the challenges that otherwise would make them stronger. challenge in response is the way of life and the way of national renewal. the challenge is so great now, as we look at our massive and unsustainable debts, our faltering economy, our
hearings on the toyota recalled have brought up the question of safety standards. we will have a talk with the ceo of the alliance of automobile manufacturers. coverage will be on c-span television, radio, andand c- spam.orn.org. >> what top winning documentary videos every morning on c-span. for a preview of all the winners, visit our web site. >> a state department spokesperson said that hamid karzai should it choose his words carefully when making statements about his relationship to the united states. this was after he threatened to join the taliban if he continued to receive pressure from officials. >> we have finished the holiday week, and now the place is packed. good afternoon. welcome to opening day. it is a great day to be a baseball fan. it is a great day to be a red sox fan in particular, given what happened last night. the president will be over at national park here in washington later. baseball season is underway. it is a great sports week if you are a baseball fan or a hockey fan. we have several things to talk about before taking your questions. secretary clinton and
not on the part of total war for -- of toyota or ford. host: repaying money that was given by the federal government, how was that compared to other automakers that received federal money for the same purposes? guest: it is really only general motors and chrysler that you can compare head-to-head. chrysler is in a much tougher situation. it did not get as much money. an ipo there is not expected for a couple of years. there were signs of progress there at chrysler. it has a new products coming. that new product pipeline is going to take a few years to really get into the market. even then, there are some questions as to how americans to respond to these new vehicles. will they hit the targets that they need to? guest: what is it about the vehicles that may call that into question? guest: it is a different team at chrysler. it is a joint venture. ia few of them were vehicles tht are in progress when chrysler went bankrupt. the first new vehicle we will see will be a new jeep grand cherokee. until you see those on the road, it is hard to know if this current management group has a feel for
on the safety of toyota from a newly released company -- more now on the safety of toyota from a newly released company mail. toyota executives debated when they should inform the public about safety problems with accelerator pedals, prompting irv miller, toyotas than group vice president for internal public affairs to warn in an e- mail that "we are not protecting our customers by keeping this quiet. the time to hide on this one is over. we need to come clean." the e-mail was sent on january 16 of this year. the financial crisis increase appears to be getting worse. its borrowing costs have jumped, stock market is down, and there is talk of either a default or an expensive bailout. asian and european markets were down more than 1% on the news. meanwhile, treasury secretary timothy geithner currently in beijing has concluded a meeting with the vice premier on economic ties. he did not say whether the two sides discuss currency. he had been expected to press washington's case for beijing to use exchange-rate controls that critics say destroyed -- and distort trade. and finally, an update on gtmo
accelerators on toyotas. such is the scope of hope and change in president obama's universe. the editorial goes on to say, in his 2011 budget the president zeroed out nasa constellation project, the project of launch and landing vehicles that were to replace the aging space shuttle fleet to carry americans into space. this is not a cost-cutting move. the agency is budgeted to receive $19 billion next year. and mr. obama wants to throw an additional $6 billion at it over the next five years. the hitch is he wants to shift its mission toward climate research and airplane design. anxious to stay relevant, nasa agreed to research the cause of toyota's sudden acceleration problem. nasa administrator charles bolden said thursday that federal money is budgeted for fostering the growth of the space industry including the development of space taxis. but if the results of the president's stimulus are any indication, command economic policy is an inefficient generator of jobs. it goes on to say, as nasa's wings are clipped, our competitors soar. the u.s. space agency even had to sign a $340 million deal w
and karzai could be canceled. documents obtained showed that toyota warned distributors through europe about sticking accelerator pedals. those warnings came weeks before the company told the u.s. regulators about the problem. north korea has sentenced an american teacher to eight years of hard labor. and ordered him to pay a $7,000 fine actor he got illegally into the country. he is the fourth u.s. citizen to be detained since last year. finally, work continues at a mine in the west virginia. rescuers have gotten a response to possible survivors. the blast killed 25 and left four missing. it is the worst u.s. mining accident in over two decades. >> first lady, michele obama focusing on fighting childhood obesity, sits down to date with the studentcam winner of honolulu. his documentary was on childhood abuse. others will join the conversation from around the country. it will be live at 11:00 a.m. eastern. >> this week on c-span 2, a special primetime presentation. tonight the following offers. -- authors. it all begins at 7:00 p.m. eastern on c-span2. >> i know what the challenges, and we a
that the american people don't know about what might have brought about the intense scrutiny of toyota that cost them at least zhrrs 16 million fine for their throttle and untold amount of publicity on their throttle and a number of other things. i have the american people come to me and ask me if that intense scrutiny of the regulators on toyota couldn't have something to do with the need of the federal government to see general motors and chrysler succeed perhaps more. i don't have any evidence that would suggest that, but the appearance of impropriety exists, mr. speaker. and the american people don't want to see 1/3 of their private sector activity nationalized and taken over by the federal government. but that's what's happened. 1/3 of the private sector activity swallowed up in those eight entities that i talked about. by the way, tail end, $787 billion in this thing called the economic stimulus plan, of which 6% of americans think actually worked. 94% believe that it didn't help and didn't do any good. now this is a pretty sick scenario. $787 billion in economic stimulus plan. eight huge
and toyota -- well, they have their own problems now -- but they actually brought plants here to build in this country. sherrod brown was on an earlier today. he is trying to include incentives to make sure that we keep companies here, as well, punitive measures. other countries who do not take the steps that this country is taking to deal with the problem will not have the same import opportunities that they would otherwise have. in essence, making sure other countries clean up their act, or they cannot do business here. if done right, we can create jobs and keep jobs here. maajor unions in this country are for this legislation because they say that if it is done right, with these kinds of protections, they can create and keep those jobs here. another thing, mass transit. if we are going to build a mass- transit, that will be built and those jobs will stay in this country. we need to put some smart thinking into some of these other technologies so that we can keep more jobs here. host: buffalo, new york. gabe on the independent line. caller: i hear that china is supplying most of our
's lending operations. live coverage begins at on c- span3. more on toyota safety. consumer reports is issuing its eighth warning on toyota to's 2010 lexus south carolina vein because of an increased role of risk. the magazine said it found a problem. routine testing and is urging car shoppers not to buy that vehicle until the problem has been fixed. reports this morning that a navy plane has crashed. the florida-based aircraft just missed an house when it crashed in a wooded area about two-hours north of the lantern. at least three people have been killed and a search is underway for a fourth person believed to have been on board. an update on the coal mine explosion in west virginia. the bodies of all 29 have been recovered from the mine earlier this morning. now that the dangerous gases have been cleared, federal investigators will enter the mind and try to determine what caused the worst u.s. coal mining disaster since 1970. meanwhile virginia gov. bob macdonald restored $750,000 and funding for mine safety inspections -- bob mcdonnell. those are some of the latest headlines on
be the maytag repair man waiting for the phone call, but we're more like toyota. >> i appreciate you being here. i very much acknowledge the great results on recruitment. that is a clear sign that the right climate has returned to the civil rights division. we have heard and you have told us about the regular meetings between the career attorneys and the political appointments, so that you have a seamless system, taking the best advice from the career attorneys. we very much appreciate that and applaud your efforts in that regard. i also appreciate that you started with fair lending appeared in these economic times, -- i also appreciate that he started with their lending. -- i also appreciate that you started with fair lending. we did not want to create a climate that is irresponsible -- we do not want to create a climate that is irresponsible. their brands administered -- there were programs administered by the fha which was tried to be justified based on economic realities. it held down a class of pe ople. wealth accumulation was based on the ability to own a home and getting the equity out o
bailout was pretty well managed. toyota ran into all of these problems over the last few months and has seen a reduction in car sales was a windfall for the charge. the cash for clunkers program, that part of the stimulus last summer, but was so successful and led to such a surge in demand for detroit's cars. it was also very beneficial. there is no doubt about. regardless of having treating some creditors better than others in the restructuring of gm, it was a fairly well managed intervention by the federal government. host: devi from connecticut on our republican line. -- debbie from connecticut. caller: the global economy is interdependent on everyone. the bubble has burst. economics in that country are no longer working. there are the european nations and they will be disrupted and upset about the different styles of life. in the united states, these large companies are getting bailed out with federal tax dollars. there is a similar game going on with passing money from hand to hand before it gets lost. everyone is trying to figure out what is going on. the average worker taking les
. toyota says despite the recall of some 10 million vehicles in recent months, production soared more than 80% in march compared to one year ago. cars and trucks have been the subject of at least three separate recalls in the past year. the national association for business economics is painting a somewhat picture of future growth. a new survey of economists find more optimism about growth and this year as industry report increasing profits and jobs. those are some of the latest headlines. >> sunday on "in death" -depth"- three hours with pat buchanan. host: trudy rubin is with us from philadelphia, a foreign affairs columnist for "the little bit enquirer." tell us about your most recent trip to the middle east. where were you and what did you see? guest: i was on a three-week trip to afghanistan, pakistan, and the iraq. i started with admiral mullen and we traveled to canada are -- kandahar, where a big offensive is about to start, and then i went on to kabul and other cities to talk to afghan officials. then i continued on to pakistan to look at the other side of the border, how much coo
of that was volume, so toyota doesn't need to invent the car. all they have to do now is innovate a scale which is to mass produce at high volume. intel is incredible. pressure requires great quality but then great scale. >> innovation is spreading out like a thin layer across the world. all countries are catching up. that may be true in certain scientific and publishing areas where transparency are part of the academic culture or sort of collaborative culture but there are other areas of which i think some societies maintain some distinctive capabilities. we have tim brown from idopes which writes about designs and you have countries becoming user centered design platforms using the country as research capabilities to be able to say how do you take next generation's vital services to another level? what is government 2.0 really in terms of experience and so forth, and while the knowledge may spread out, you know, in terms of what you can read and cog that tively appreciate, the skills or finger knowledge of doing that work are still, in some respects being spread out in a less efficient way. >
. that is when realtytrac began reporting data. toyota is testing all of its suv's to see if it finds the same problem found by "consumer reports." the magazine says people should not buy the new lexus 460 because it can easily roll over. some of the lettuce headlines from c-span3 a. >> on c-span3 today, fbi director robert mulleeller. live coverage of the senate appropriations subcommittee begins at 10:00 a.m. eastern time. later, live coverage of the first of three planned debates between britain's party leaders. gordon brown, david cameron, and nick clegg are all seeking to be the next prime minister. beginning at 3:30 p.m. eastern time on c-span3. >> "washington journal" continues. host: senator mike johanns of nebraska. we will start from the local news reports that you spend a good time during the break doing, with town meetings, a visiting classrooms. you talk about financial reform, listing your priorities of what should change. what are they? guest: i think there are obvious things, and i did a dozen town hall meetings. this is one of the things i talked about. since derivatives legis
gm was going under the most people felt the unions had too much and they should have been like toyota workers. these were people who would have been union workers in another day and time. as to the same they wanted benefits -- instead of saying they wanted those benefits, they said they would restrain the country. i think the unions have to reintroduce themselves. most people do not know anything about unions except public employee unions like the one that i work for. bair into the benefits and health care. they resent that as well because we're not giving anything to them. somehow, you have to bring in the old history. i was an intern at the united mine workers in the 1970's. it was great. you have to make it relevant to people today. their idea of a union worker is someone on an assembly line, a white guy in his 50s. you have to make it relevant to young people who work for different places. you have to be on facebook and twitter. you need to make the democrats look like they're respecting you. johnson was always talking with someone else. he did not do anything without checking wit
van' t, nasa agreed to research the cause of toyota's sud that federal money is for fostering growth of the commercial space industry including the development of space stacksies. but if thal results part of the president's stimulus are any indication, command economic policy san inefficient generate of jobs. it goes on had you sign a $340 million deal pop to the spl space staying no by then cheyne intends to conduct an ambitious schedule of flights with its space craft. it doesn't take much imagine nice envision the day where nasa must pay its asian competitor for a large sum for its citizens to ride into orbit as apparentlies. thanks to m. obama the unite will be dependant on is to the day this to to orings foff -- earth's centric activities like the study of the antarctic shrimp -- and anomalies should be left to others. a less-costly nasa should be relieved of to zpo -- on behalf of all americans, floridain's should be sure the president gets the message loud and clear when he host it is corns about the the future of it today in the sunshine state. met no that is -- let me remin
than most against corporations. i don't know if you also saw that toyota was fined about, $16 million or $20 million, it is pretty low compared if you are correct with the $2 billion. corporate fines can be quite low and often don't deter misconduct. host: >> it is melinda from a patty johnson, ever -- next up is melendez from arizona. caller: as someone who lost my trucking company while the oil prices doubled, allowing people to buy futures on the oil markets who were not taking the lid rate is really just a scam. and then also, a little different subject. i have a subjection that the fda could set up a very -- suggestion that the fda could set up a program locally, give micro loans, bill -- people who are collecting unemployment all of the money at once or people could use of their own money since it takes so many different people from the board room to the mailroom to run a company, that they could set up a program where they put together -- just an example, 200 people with $5,000 each to buy up existing buildings or so forth and start building solar panels or whenever for the gre
in the health insurance industry, and the recent toyota sudden unintended acceleration problems. but two years ago, i saw of the opportunity to finally enact health care with the election of a new president. i thank president barack obama and speaker pelosi for finally making health care and reality in this country. while legislative accomplishments have been a significant part of my career, perhaps the thing i am most proud of over 18 years is helping you, my friend, my neighbors, and my constituents. my staff and i have helped tens of thousands of constituents resolve problems and cut through the red tape, problems such as helping secure benefits through the band -- through the veterans or social security administration, or helping with a tax problem at the irs, or securing the middle of a service member who badly served our country. we help people obtain passports, secure local mail delivery service, and obtained funds to weatherize their homes to save money. these may seem like little things, but to me and my staff, there are some of the most important things we do. i want to thank the mem
most people felt about the unions was that they had too much. that they should have been like toyota workers. these people during another day and time would have been union workers. instead of saying we won benefits like the four cells, they said these benefits destroy the company. that made gm not competitive. somehow i think the unions need to reintroduce themselves. most people know nothing about them. their range for good benefits and health care, and they resent that to because they're paying for it and we're not giving anything to them. somehow, you have to bring in the old history. their idea of a union worker is someone on an assembly line, a white guy and his 50s. you must make it relevant to young people from a lot of different places. you need to be on facebook, with twitter. the need to make the democrats look like they are respecting neyou. if you listen to the johnson tapes, is always speaking with someone -- he does not do anything without checking with the unions. when was the last time barack obama spoke to union? have not front? he has to appear at union functions a
toyota a sudden unintended acceleration problem. two years ago, i saw an opportunity to finally enact health care with the election of a new president. thank president obama and speaker pelosi for finally making health care reform and reality in this country. perhaps the thing i am most proud of over 18 years is helping you, my friends, my neighbors, and my constituents. my staff and i have helped tens of thousands of constituents resolve problems and cut through red tape, problems such as helping secure benefits through the veterans or social security administration, or helping with a tax problem at the irs, or securing the middle of a service member who valiantly served our country. we have helped people secure local mail delivery service, and obtain the funds to weatherize their homes. these may seem like small things, but to me and my staff, they are some of the most important things we do. i want to thank the members of my staff. but here in northern michigan and in washington, d.c. some of you have been with me since the beginning of my congressional career, i chief of staff, my
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